Contributor Guide


What To Write ::

One of the most common questions I’m asked is, “what should I write about this month?!”
I am ALWAYS happy to help answer this question. Here are some ideas to get your creative juices flowing:
  • What do you KNOW ?
    • Your expertise (I.e. you’re an OT or a teacher — drop some knowledge on us!)
    • Your experience (I.e. you’re a foster mom and know the system or your kiddo has allergies and you can share tips)
  • What do you LOVE?
    • Hobbies/Skills (I.e. you’re a crafty person and have a craft idea or you have an organizational system we should all know about)
    • Obsessions (you can pick a reality star for every mood you’re in or you want to do a deep dive into why Zack Morris should have been with Jessie Spano instead of Kelly Kapowski — LET YOUR FREAK FLAG FLY)
  • What has HAPPENED to you? (from the really hard to the really funny)
    • Moments of pain and growth (you’re on the other side of divorce and you’re dating again or you lost someone to suicide)
    • Moments of hilarity (you peed your pants at Blitz – this is my true story – or you’ve accidentally shoplifted at Target, three times — this is another one of my true stories)
  • What do you NEED to know? (doing research on a topic/event anyway? share your findings)
    • Local (your favorite pumpkin patches, where to get the best bagels, where to go for ski deals)
    • Wider Scope (favorite water bottles for kids, how to create an LLC in New Hampshire, best sites for cleaning tips)
  • HOT Topics/ Current Events
    • Did something happen in the world you need to write about?
      • All we ask is that you don’t get explicitly political. I.e. don’t tell people who to vote for or how to feel on a POLITICAL topic.
        • Note that City Mom Collective (and Seacoast Moms) do not view certain current events as political but rather humanitarian. (Example: Black Lives Matter)
Overall, you can write about almost anything. I am ALWAYS here to help!

Submission Details ::

  • Please submit posts for publishing on or before the 1st of every month (please remember last minute is no fun for anyone!). We also ask that you proofread and spellcheck, as well as check links, in advance of submitting.
  • Please keep your post in “Draft” mode until you’re ready to submit a finalized post. Once it’s final, please change it to “Pending” mode by hitting “Submit for Review”. This will signify that it is ready for review! You can always edit after you’ve done this– no worries.
  • After your post is live, we strongly encourage you to share it via your personal Facebook feed, Twitter and anywhere else that you feel comfortable.
  • Again, tutorials and resources on all of this can be found in the Contributor Training Center!

Some Guidelines ::

  • Your post must be original and must not be published anywhere else on the Internet.
  • You agree to not publish the post anywhere else (i.e. on your own blog or as a guest post on other blogs). You can certainly link back to it (i.e. “Today I am over at Seacoast Moms posting about XYZ,”) but the full content should only be posted on Seacoast Moms Blog.
  • Word count is up to you. We recommend a range of 300-800 words. In most cases posts longer than 800 words should be broken up into a series. Let us know well in advance if you think this is the case with your post.
  • Kinda obvious but we have to say it, content should be free from the following: profanity, sexual language, political endorsement of a party or candidate, political commentary, op-ed commentary on controversial social and/or political issues, and derogatory or inflammatory language.
  • Please don’t use SEO anchored text for your links (if you don’t know what this is, don’t worry about it!)


Please feel free to ask us anything! Email us at ANY time!

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With an extensive background in public relations, brand strategy, communications and graphic design, Courtney felt an instant connection and desire to service and inspire this unique community when she moved to the Seacoast two years ago. Seacoast Moms Blog was launched in May 2015 and continues its mission to connect online, as well as offline, and to inform and empower the families locally and beyond. When not working behind the scenes of the blog, she can be found chasing and never quite catching up to her seven-year-old daughter and five-year-old son. She fills her cup by volunteering at the schools and coaching various local leagues, surrounded by those who inspire her most–the kids! Local businesses and supportive content are the heart of this project, and popping in to visit the many entrepreneurs and meeting the people who support them are key to Courtney’s influence as a small business owner herself. She’s a social butterfly and can’t wait to see you around! Be sure to say hi and share what YOU want to see happen in your remarkable community.